Founded in September 1968 by militants from the ex-Jeunesse Communiste Révolutionnaire, Rouge was initially published fortnightly but became weekly while supporting Alain Krivine, the Trotskyist candidate in the 1969 presidential election campaign. It has remained the newspaper of the French Section of the Fourth International through its various name changes (currently the Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire). It was published daily for twenty issues during Krivine’s 1974 presidential campaign and was launched as a daily paper in March 1976, but financial problems forced it back to weekly publication. In 1996, Rouge had a weekly print run of 7,000.